If you are a horse lover who loves to compete or take your best friend away on countryside or seaside hacks then you can`t get away from the fact that you horse will need to do some travelling.
We know that driving huge lorries or awkward trailer with livestock on board can be a frustrating and stressful situation. Have you ever considered trading your cumbersome horse lorry or trailer for a 3.5 tonne horsebox?This could make things much easier and less stressful for you and we’ll outline the advantages below.
1. 3.5 tonne horseboxes can be driven on normal UK driving license.
The main and most obvious advantage to downsizing to a 3.5 tonne box is that any vehicle of this weight can be driven on a standard UK driving licence, there is no need therefore to hold a HGV licence in fact you don’t need to take any other test or screening process at all, just get yourself insured and you and your four legged friend are out on the open road.
2. 3.5 tonne horseboxes are smaller making them easier to manoeuvre and drive.
Anyone who travels horses on a regular basis will tell you that manoeuvring a large HGV or trailer on and off show grounds across the UK can be a tricky process, on and off fields, reversing and turning large vehicles is a sure way to get you stressed out whereas a 3.5 tonne horsebox is basically the size of a van and is much easier to both drive in general on UK roads and easier to manoeuvre in and out of gaps and tight spaces without dinging your vehicle.
3. Parking is much simpler in a 3.5 tonne horsebox.
It’s not only driving and manoeuvring that is easier, but finding a place to park and squeezing into the space is infinitely easier too, being much smaller and taking up less space in general allows you to be less choosy about what spaces you are going to attempt, parking is so simple you could take your horsebox down the supermarket to do your shopping should you wish safe in the knowledge that you can fit into a standard parking space.
4. 3.5 tonne horseboxes can fit down those tight country lanes.
Anyone who has found themselves wedged in, blocking a country lane with vehicles trying to squeeze past on their way to a show will tell you that a large horsebox can be a nightmare to squeeze down tight lanes or farm driveways. With a 3.5 tonne horsebox these problems are kept to a minimum, these transporters can easily pull into a passing point allowing the road to flow freely and helping you avoid any hassle from other road users.
5. 3.5 tonne horseboxes are more cost effective to run.
Another great advantage of using a 3.5 tonne horsebox is running costs, 3.5 tonners generally cost less to insure, run on less fuel and as they are based on van conversions parts and labour usually cost less than they would on ahgv.
If you are thinking of converting to a 3.5 tonne horsebox or just want something smaller for when you are only travelling 1 or 2 horses then get in touch with us at Ruby Rose Horseboxes and see how we can help by giving us a call or filling out our contact form. Our builds use lightweight panels offering above average payloads compared to many standard build 3.5 tonne horseboxes as well as boasting more features than other companies standard builds such as internal and reversing cameras and safety features such as removable breast bars and wide rear doors for rear unloading should an emergency situation arise.
All our builds and are built to the highest quality, they come with UK wide 6 months mechanical and build warranty (extended warranty available) offering you peace of mind for your purchase.
5 Reasons To Choose a 3.5 Ton Horsebox